Here, you can find the opportunity to see how the big fat rich desi weddings happen while taking you into the journey of one of music’s biggest names and how the world is run by the ‘begums’ of Bombay.
The Big Day (2021, Netflix)
The Big Day takes a deep dive into the multi-billion-dollar Indian wedding industry. Each wedding grander than the previous one. Weddings that are on a scale, would now be considered super spreaders and essentially unimaginable in the current Covid-19 world.
The series, which was aptly released on Valentine’s Day, has been produced by Conde Nast India. Over a span of three episodes, we feast our eyes on the extravagance and indulgence of the weddings of six Indian couples with wedding destinations that range from the forts of Jaipur to New Delhi.
Biggie: I got a story to tell (2021, Netflix)
Considered to be one of the most influential and talented rappers of all time, Christopher ‘Notorious B.I.G.’ Wallace changed how rap music was done altogether by introducing a slower, groovier and, as revealed in the documentary, a jazz-inspired version of rap.
Since then, there have been multiple films, books and posthumous records, all attempting to preserve these artists’ musical legacy or to make sense of their senseless deaths. What sets Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell apart from those is that this film is personal. It provides an intimate look at a man whose rapid ascent and tragic end has been at the centre of rap lore for more than 20 years.
Bombay Begums (2021, Netflix)
Bombay Begums is about very stereotypical, nearly one-dimensional ‘strong’ women in the cutthroat corporate world and for one character, the streets, of Bombay. This is a series about five working women, not begums.
The first episode is especially insufferable as the characters are introduced, each more one-dimensional and clichéd than the next, but bear through it. The series starts to grow on you. It gets a little better. By the third episode, you’re halfway through and properly invested and might as well finish it.